ABOUT US

We are roses and so much more! We boast a 3-acre manicured Display Garden, year-round greenhouses, master gardener-trained staff, educational seminars, and local events. For over 20 years we have carried everything to make your home and garden look its best. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you find the supplies perfect for any project. We strive to provide you with the highest quality of plants, tools, fertilizers, soil amendments, and garden art - and we are always available to track down that special plant for you!

Carol & Terry Newcomb

Owners of the Rosarium Garden Center

Carol became a Master Gardener in Bonner County and completed her horticulture degree in Spokane. Terry is a chief financial officer in the timber industry. Carol and Terry purchased the Rosarium in 2005 and transformed it into a full service garden center. They created the Display Garden which now has over 2,000 roses and unique features. Growing plants has been a lifelong love for the Newcombs and continues to this day.

Among her many favorites, Carol recommends the hardy Canadian Roses such as Emily Carr, John Davis, and William Baffin. Carol's tip for growing roses is starting with a healthy environment using organics. During her many years of gardening, she has seen the greatest return in using organics, especially the Rosarium organic custom fertilizer.

Kathy Hoob

Garden Center Team Manager

Kathy acknowledges her love of gardening took hold during her primary school years as she picked vegetables for meals and cut roses for bouquets in her grandma's picket-fenced garden. As a hairdresser and then a grocery store owner for 34 years Kathy sincerely loves to provide individualized customer service. Kathy has the horticulture certificate from Master Gardeners and is beginning her fifth year in fulfilling her lifelong dream of working in a specialized garden center.

Kathy's favorites include Grandma's Blessing (rose), Garden Phlox (perennial), Calycanthus Aphrodite (shrub), and the Hula Hoe (to grub out those pesky weeds!)

KATHY SCHULTHEIS

Kath has been gardening since she was 6 years old when gardening meant weeding dandelions for a penny in her parent's yard. By profession Kath is a Landscape Architect, licensed in Washington and Idaho, with a degree in Landscape Architecture from WSU and over 38 years of landscape architectural design and project management experience in the Spokane area. As an avid gardener Kath is delighted to be a part of the Rosarium Team giving her the chance to be immersed in the plant nursery trade and help fellow gardeners (and weeders).

Kath’s current favorites include Grandma’s Blessing (rose), Helianthemum (perennial), Lil’ Miss Sunshine Caryopteris (shrub) and a big rubber tub with handles (for collecting many weeds).

Sarah Duncan

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Jordyn Olsen

Jordyn didn’t find her love of gardening until after high school when she spent a whole summer watching The Secret Garden on repeat. She then decided gardening would be her life and went to Washington State University where she got a degree in Landscape, Nursery and Greenhouse Management and a certificate in Organic Gardening. Upon completion she then started her own floral design business creating natural arrangements for brides all over the state. Now she spends her time tending to her own garden and passing on her love of flowers and the outdoors to her 2 children.

Her favorite roses are English and old varieties, especially the ramblers that take over entire arbors. You'll always find her with a pair of clippers to cut a bundle of flowers to bring inside.

Ben Talarico

Ben is a life-long local of Spokane and lives down the street from the Rosarium. Graduating from Cheney High School, Ben will be attending Washington State University to study Law. Ever since he can remember, Ben and his father would grow tomatoes and basil in their garden. Ben is an all-around handyman and gardener at the Rosarium. His hard work shows in the beauty of our Display Garden. And Ben will help you load your car with metalwork and plants!

Ben's favorite rose is Easy Spirit and he always carries his trusty felco pruners. Amy works on the Rosarium marketing and events. She works hard to follow in the footsteps of her parents, Terry and Carol. Amy's favorites include Distant Drums Rose and mini hand pruners for those small cleanup jobs.

Ethan Johnson

Ethan’s earliest memories are from his parents’ vegetable garden, sitting on their lap, learning what was a weed and what was a vegetable in Colville, Washington. He has been an avid gardener ever since. Working with the team at the Rosarium Garden Center is a dream come true for Ethan, and he appreciates the opportunity to learn from his colleagues and fellow gardeners.

Ethan’s favorite rose is the Lady of Shalott (David Austin Rose), because it is a, “devastatingly beautiful rose that is easy to grow!” His favorite perennials are delphiniums and bell flowers. He is also fond of foxgloves (biannual), and would be lost without his hand pruners and a trowel.

Michael Walsh

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